This is way badass. I'm going to be at work so I won't be able to catch the stream (unless it's repeated all day). Catch it if you can.
The eagerly awaited restored version of Fritz Lang's silent classic "Metropolis" will steam live on the internet on Friday Feb. 12. In America, it can be see in the afternoon. It's said that nearly an hour of footage, long thought to be lost, has been added. The footage was discovered in a film archive in Buenos Aries.
It will be streamed via websites in both German and France. This is one of the the most important film archival discoveries in history, as surprising as if the missing ending of "The Magnificent Ambersons" were found.
My correspondent Larry J. Kolb writes: "Since I speak German, I called the press officer of the festival in Berlin to get details about the streaming. It begins at 8:15 PM, Europe time, on the 12th. At first, the streaming will cover a bit of ceremony, introductory speech, etc. The actual film is scheduled to start playing at 8:40 PM. Germany is 7 hours ahead of Chicago, so that means the actual film is scheduled to start streaming at 1:40 PM CST, Chicago time."
Here is the French link from which the movie will stream: http://j.mp/9SS92S
On the German page, it appears that this is the link where the movie will stream: http://j.mp/dhktCR
A gallery of photos: http://j.mp/aYTgWY
It is not clear what languages the film will be seen in. Since the general story is familiar and Lang worked so powerfully with images, it hardly matters. [/quote]